CENTERVILLE -- A 39-year-old woman faces robbery charges after using her body as a weapon while leaving Walmart with makeup she had not paid for, police said.
Police Lt. Paul Child said Allyson Rose Bright had taken some makeup from the Centerville Walmart store on Monday and was trying to leave when store personnel attempted to stop her.
"She then ran through the block, using her shoulder and knocking down the employee," Child said.
By knocking down the employee, she turned a theft charge into a second-degree felony robbery charge, Child said.
Bright left the store and was arrested on Interstate 15 after police stopped the car she was in. The driver of the car had no idea that Bright had not paid for the items she had taken from the store, Child said.
"We've got her on a surveillance tape," Child said.
Bright was booked in the Davis County Jail on Monday and bailed out on Tuesday. The Davis County Attorney's Office will file formal charges after reviewing the case.
Child said even if Bright had not knocked down the employee, she would still be looking at a felony charge.
Child said Bright has been charged two other times with shoplifting.
According to the court website, Bright was charged with shoplifting, class B misdemeanors, on March 20, 2010 and again on Sept. 14, 2010, both in 2nd District Court in Layton. She pleaded guilty to the first charge on Dec. 21, 2010 and pleaded guilty to the second shoplifting charge on Oct. 19, 2010. She was sentenced in December of 2010 to serve 18 months probation and to pay a fine of $700. As of Sept. 9, the fine had been sent to the state's debt collection service.